- Aug 9, 2013
- Northern California
- United States
Great news!Culture returned negative.
IMHO, I'd concentrate on getting that swelling down, and deal with ROM later. Your ROM will not improve much, if any, until the swelling begins to dissipate. I can't advise you on how to get it to go away totally, but elevating and icing are a great help, especially in these early days. If your leg swelling is increasing after activity, whether it's PT, or walking, it's telling you it's not quite ready for that activity so back off for a time and later gradually add some back in as tolerated without pain and swelling.
I used the Lounge Dr. I bought on Amazon, and it was perfect for me.
Just out of curiosity, how do you know how many pounds of fluid your leg is retaining?